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Andrews Sykes agrees season-long partnership with Hibernian FC

We are delighted to have committed to a sponsorship package with Hibernian FC, which will run for the remainder of the 2021-22 campaign.

The deal sees Andrews Sykes become official partners of Hibs and entitles us to a range of advertising benefits that will help promote our brand across Edinburgh and the rest of Scotland.

Having historically worked with professional sports clubs and athletes dating back to our original association with rally driver Russell Brookes in 1974, we are very pleased to be back involved with a well-respected sporting institution that shares our ambition for success.

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Independent festival in Hampshire seeks help from Sykes Pumps

When a music festival in Winchester required a solution for a complicated waterfall flow, Sykes Pumps Hire were approached to solve the issue and ensure festival goers could witness a unique attraction operating as planned.

The festival’s main stage was redesigned four months before the opening date but the waterfall stations were not yet functional. Our engineers conducted a free site survey to determine the most adequate equipment for an ongoing issue that other companies had failed to solve previously.

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British kitchen manufacturer seeks ventilation for new warehouse fit-out

Andrews Sykes’ expertise in the field of ventilation has led to us working with big names from a whole host of industries, including a recent project involving a highly regarded kitchen retailer. On this occasion, the construction company responsible for the scheme required a dual purpose solution to aid the construction and design of their client’s newly acquired warehouse in the Midlands.

The first component of the development was to assist with the drying of concrete flooring. Without suitable mechanical ventilation, there was a significant risk that the concrete would retain moisture which could ultimately affect the integrity of the building’s base further down the line. To avoid this potentially disastrous scenario, four high capacity FV900 fans were deployed nearby to provide continuous air movement and allow the concrete to cure properly.

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Sykes installs over-pump arrangement to facilitate vital repair works

Sykes’ pump hire experts were recently called into action after a building contractor got in touch looking for a solution to assist them with a culvert repair. Our client specifically required us to over-pump a subsidiary of the River Rother in West Sussex, so that water could bypass the section needing attention.

The customer was tasked with reinforcing an ageing culvert wall, with engineers working on site around the clock to ensure this was carried out as quickly as possible. Because of this, any pump proposed by our regional technician would have to be capable of silent functionality due to the fact it was situated near houses and expected to be running 24 hours a day.

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Andrews assists lead contractor on Bank Tube station reconstruction project

The £700m upgrade of one of London’s most recognised Underground stations is expected to be completed by spring 2022, with much of the hard work already done. TFL’s subsidiary London Underground commissioned improvements with the intention of increasing Bank’s passenger capacities by as much as 40%, meaning up to 140 million people will pass through annually once fully operational.

The tunnelling phase of the project was completed in October 2020 and saw more than 200,000 tonnes of material excavated to make way for platforms, escalators, passages and concourses. Due to the nature of the work undertaken during this stage, there was a long-term requirement for mechanical ventilation to ensure the continued wellbeing of engineers on site.

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Heater keeps patrons warm at trendy London pop-up food and retail park

The looming winter presents event organisers with a binary decision to make in terms of climate control: do we need heating, or not? In many cases, a temporary solution is a necessity as exposing your customers or guests to a cold and unwelcoming environment would never constitute satisfactory practice in the hospitality sector.

At Andrews Heat for Hire, we are widely experienced in providing events, retail spaces and food outlets with stand-in equipment – particularly around the festive period. Temperatures in recent weeks have begun to noticeably drop off, which has coincided in with an upsurge in enquiries from event planners and operators.

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Wiltshire-based demolition contractor requires pumps for dust suppression

Although perhaps most commonly associated with irrigation, water transfer and sewage movement, pumps can also be used on other specialist assignments including dust suppression applications. In such scenarios, liquid can prove particularly effective in capturing airborne particles and cause them to fall downwards rather than disperse into the open air.

A leading demolition contractor recently approached Sykes Pumps in the hope that we could help convert fire hoses into a dust suppression system while several derelict buildings were razed.

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Event organisers hire air conditioning for technology exhibition in London

Exhibitions, like most indoor events, require thorough planning to ensure they are remembered for the right reasons and enjoyed by those in attendance. Often, the time of year will dictate whether or not a source of air conditioning is required, but sometimes the type of event will be a greater influencing factor – as was the case in a project we recently worked on.

The organisers of a special ‘tech show’ at the O2 Arena contacted us before the event was set up. As part of proceedings, there was a special demonstration that involved showcasing a range of modern HDR and LED TVs. A number of viewing pods were installed – each with a particular type of television inside – where attendees were able to test and explore their key features.

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Yorkshire university hires temporary heating and air quality control systems

After 18 months of social isolation and disruption to the education sector, we’re now seeing institutions across the country take action to ensure the wellbeing of students and lecturers. In recent days, there has been palpable excitement across the country as people returned to university campuses in record numbers.

While many students were permitted access to site at points during the previous year and a half, this academic semester will be the first time many have been able to interact with their peers and be taught in a communal environment.

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Air conditioning system averts television blackout in the North East

There are few better examples of a first world problem than when you attempt to switch on your TV, only to be faced with a message that reads ‘no signal.’ Despite the somewhat trivial nature of this issue, it is still extremely frustrating when you are denied the opportunity to watch that television programme you had looked forward to all week! And it’s even more annoying when the disruption has been caused by something completely out of your control.

In order for a TV to function properly, we rely on the continued operation of transmitters. These electronic devices send digital signals through the air which are then received by aerials connected to your television set.

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